[Python-Dev] Compiler for the Mac OS X version of Python 3.4
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Thu Sep 19 06:43:11 CEST 2013
On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 6:38 AM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2013, at 03:03 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>
> Am 15.09.13 00:56, schrieb Ryan:
> +1. A 10.6-only build makes sense.
> I'd like to support Russell's point: this could put a burden on everyone
> releasing extension modules to also provide two binary releases, which
> e.g. would then mess up downloads from PyPI. So -1.
> +0 on dropping 10.6 support from the binary installers as proposed
> by Greg.
> Dropping support for 10.6 isn't really necessary, just build (carefully)
> on a later release of OSX (preferably the last one to pick up the most
> recent developer tools).
> I'll try to provide a more detailed response tonight, but the basic idea
> is to use OSX 10.8, the current Xcode release and the OSX 10.8 SDK to do
> the build. This is a supported configuration for building binaries that
> target older OSX releases, but some care is needed with the configure
> script for 3th-party libraries: those might pick up features that aren't
> available in 10.6.
Cool, that sounds like we should _really_ be doing. Best of both worlds and
it'll give a much faster to build to everyone. Good luck!
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